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The Child Support Policy Advocacy section contains Legislative Memos, Letters, Comments and Testimony. You will also find news items, articles and reports that relate to our policy work in child Support.


LEGISLATIVE MEMOS

Empire Justice Memo of Support: Provide Consistency and Efficiency in Determining Spousal Maintenance in Divorce
In the interest of fair, predictable and consistent matrimonial reform maintenance awards for economically vulnerable spouses in New York, Empire Justice Center supports A.9606/S.7266. Read More

 




POLICY LETTERS

Empire Justice Urges Governor to Sign Bill to Improve Access to Child Care Assistance
This bill encourages applicants for and recipients of child care subsidies to obtain orders of child support, but makes clear that such applicants and recipients may not be required to obtain such orders as a condition of receiving a subsidy. Read More



COMMENTS

Empire Justice Comments on Modernization of Child Support Enforcement Programs
The proposed regulations, which focus on actual earnings and income, are an important step toward realistic and affordable payments. Read More



TESTIMONY

Empire Justice Testimony: 2016 NYS Joint Budget Hearing on Public Protection
Empire Justice Center's testimony before the joint legislative committees on the 2016-17 Executive Budget proposal regarding Public Protection. New York State must continue to ensure access to justice, regardless of a person's ability to pay for an attorney. Read More



POLICY RELATED NEWS ITEMS

Empire Justice Press Release: New York State Delivers a Tight Budget with Several Notable Wins for Low Income New Yorkers
Upon the finalization of the 2017-2018 state budget, Empire Justice Center was excited to announce that several of its legislative priorities were included, including a new $1 million investment that will allow the organization to dramatically increase the amount of assistance it can provide to immigrants in need of legal representation, as well as two notable policy changes. At the same time, other important programs and proposals sustained losses that will be acutely felt by hard working New Yorkers in the coming year, causing much concern Read More

Empire Justice Statement on Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Proposal
After the release of the Executive Budget Tuesday night, Empire Justice Center expressed appreciation that funding is included in Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal for several key programs that assist New Yorkers living at or near the federal poverty level. Read More



POLICY RELATED ARTICLES

Empire Justice Center 2016 State Policy Priorities
Focusing on the Foundation: Building Social and Economic Justice for New York
Shelter, heat, food, economic stability. Health and home care, fair wages, freedom from discrimination. Empire Justice Center's 2016 Policy Priorities are meant to highlight several of the most important ways New York State can recommit to providing a strong foundation on which all New York families have the opportunity to build toward the American Dream, right here in our state. Read More

Empire Justice Center 2015 State Policy Priorities
Paving the Road to Justice and Opportunity
All New Yorkers, particularly the most vulnerable, should have an equal opportunity to pursue justice and the road to prosperity. For too many of us, this is not an option. To work toward achieving these goals, New York must make investments and statutory changes in 2015. Read More



POLICY RELATED REPORTS

What One Hand Giveth, the Other Hand Taketh Away
How New York's Pregnancy-Related Medicaid Recoupment Policy Hurts Low-Income Families. Read More

 



POLICY RELATED NEWSLETTERS

Policy Matters May 2017
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More